What does it mean to be an instrument of God’s will? Since we start this life the same way, comprised of the same basic ingredients, we are all essentially the same “type” of instrument. So, for this illustration, think radio as the instrument. When I was a young man cars came equipped with AM radios, FM an option at additional cost and 8 track tape players the only aftermarket option for enhancing the musical experience. Since then technology has advanced through cassette players, CD’s, MP 3’s and now commercial free satellite radio with hundreds of channels for every taste; quite an evolution.
Our Spiritual evolution is very similar. At birth we were simple receivers with limited range. As we grew our capacity, interests and range increased, our channels becoming more varied and powerful, some positive, some unfortunately negative. When fear controls the selection, we are subjected to a continuous diet of morbid reflection in its many guises, pulling us away from the light of freedom and into depression, selfish and self-centered thinking and actions. However just as with our radio we can change the channel, turning from the lower to the higher, embracing love and Divine guidance over fear-based thinking and living.
So, if there is a negative tune playing in your minds’ eye turn the channel (like when Hey Mickey from Toni Basil comes on) to thoughts of hope and peace through directed prayer, meditation and selfless service becoming Divine instruments of love and guidance, not just hearing the tune, but becoming it. “Hey Mickey your so fine you blow my mind hey Mickey” god I hate that song. Forgive me for bringing it up.
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Silk sheets or city streets, Park Avenue or park bench, addiction is an equal opportunity destroyer of lives.
My name is Vincent Lee Jones and I have been in recovery since September 1985. My professional career began when I was nearly 20 years in recovery and was asked to work pro bono with at risk students at Huntington Beach High School. At the time I had developed a reputation within the at large recovery community as an effective communicator and was known to some of the faculty. After the death of two students from prescription drugs I was asked to start working with at risk students, which I did for nearly 5 years. Word of mouth lead to offers of compensated freelance Facilitator and Director positions with numerous local treatment facilities in the ensuing years.
As a retired Building Contractor/Designer, working in conjunction with a treatment facility, I created a construction program utilizing a workforce comprised almost exclusively of people new or returning to recovery, helping them to not only learn a trade and start making a living but since many of them had relapsed numerous times, to begin truly building a foundation with real aftercare to live free of active addiction. This program changed many lives.
In my 30+ years in recovery I have worked with thousands of individuals from all walks of life, teenagers to the retired, famous to infamous, prosperous to those living hand to mouth, adamant atheists to those embracing strong Religious beliefs; suffering from all manner of intoxicant and behavior-based addictions as well as those who love and care about them, both as a member in recovery Fellowships and as a treatment professional. I can be contacted at 714-366-1725.
I write and publish daily a recovery based nondenominational spiritually based blog at https://livinginspirit.blogspot.com with accompanying videos that can be found as well on YouTube and LinkedIn at Vincent Lee Jones.
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